Ballard, Dr. Bruce Ballard, Dr. Bruce
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Bruce Ballard, PH.D. 
Professor of Philosophy
416 Martin Luther King Hall
(573) 681-5240


B.A., M.A. and Ph.D., University of Texas



Courses Taught:

Introduction to Philosophy, Ethical Issues, Ethical Theories, Business Ethics, Biomedical Ethics, Inductive Logic, Deductive Logic, Logic & Critical Thinking, History of Philosophy Survey, 19th Century Continental Philosophy, Utopia & Social Philosophy, Justice and Rationality, Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of Science, Christianity & Philosophy, New Testament Survey, Old Testament Survey, Religion in America, Major Religions of the World. 


Who's Who in America 2004, 2005; Who's Who Among American Teachers 1996, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2006; Stephens College Distinguished Teaching Award 1996


Understanding MacIntyre (Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 2000)

The Role of Mood in Heidegger's Ontology (Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1991)

Published Papers:

"Affect and the Problem of Evil" (Midwest Philosophy and Theology Conference, Vol.1 (Nov. 2008)
"A Secular Age"(American Theological Inquiry, Vol.1, No.2 (July 2008))
"The Problem of Evil" (McMaster Journal of Theology, Vol.9 (2008))
"The Difference for Philosophy: Edith Stein and Martin Heidegger" (The Journal of Value Inquiry, Vol.41, No.1 (March 2007))
"The Existence of God" (Christian Scholar's Review, Vol.35, No.2 (Winter 2006))
"Just War in Afghanistan?" (Journal for Peace and Justice Studies, Vol.14, No.2 (Fall 2004))
"James Our Contemporary" (Christian Scholar's Review, Vol.33, No.1 (Fall 2003))
"Philosophy of Work" (International Journal of Politics and Ethics, Vol.1, No.3 (September 2001))
"Whose Natural Law?" (Christian Scholar's Review, Vol.31, No.1 (Fall 2001))
"Whose Pluralism?" (Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy, Vol.26, No.1 (Fall 1998))
"Quasi-Hegelian Utopias" (The Journal of Value Inquiry, Vol.31, No.3 (September 1997))
"MacIntyre and the Limits of Kierkegaardian Rationality" (Faith and Philosophy, Vol.12, No.1 (January 1995))
"On the Sin of Usury: A Biblical Economic Ethic"Christian Scholar's Review, Vol.24, No.2 (December 1994)
"Marxian Ethical Thought" (Dialogos, Vol.29, No.63 (January 1994))
"Marxist Challenges to Heidegger on Alienation and Authenticity" (Man and World, Vol.23, No.2 (March 1990))
"Heidegger, Otto & the Phenomenology of Awe" (Philosophy Today, Vol.32, No.1 (Spring 1988)) [reprinted in Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, Vol.85, ed. Jennifer Baise (Farmington Hills, Mich.: Gale Research, 1999)]